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Selling Greek Aid Chancellor Merkel Launches PR Offensive Ahead of Key Vote

For months, polls have suggested that Germans are firmly against providing aid to Greece. Now, with less than a week to go before a crucial regional election, Merkel's government has backed a 110 billion-euro package anyway. The chancellor is now doing her best to control the political damage.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to convince German voters that bailing out Greece was the right thing to do.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to convince German voters that bailing out Greece was the right thing to do.

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cgh -- with wire reports